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Modesto assisted living home surprises seniors with parade

Family and staff at the Stratford at Beyer Park assisted living home presented its residents stuck inside due to the coronavirus with a parade.

MODESTO, Calif. — For weeks, seniors living in The Stratford at Beyer Park assisted living home in Modesto have been cooped up inside, sheltering in place while the coronavirus continues to spread.

For the most part, residents haven’t been allowed to leave and visitors have been restricted. But on Tuesday morning, the staff found a creative way to keep folks connected to their loved ones.

“With everything that’s going on, it meant that people cared,” Patsy Ferguson, a resident at The Stratford at Beyer Park, said.

Like so many others, Ferguson misses her daughter, who, on occasion, has dropped off supplies at the front door and waved through the window since she isn’t allowed inside.

“It’s hard, I only have one daughter close,” Ferguson said. “She doesn’t come down every week, but I really have missed her so it’s hard.”

Complete with signs, stuffed animals and honking cars, the staff at this assisted living home invited family members of the nearly 100 residents to participate in a parade, surrounding the entire facility so most residents could watch from the comfort of their apartments.

“We’re trying to do as many fun things to keep them happy, engaged, still living a vibrant life but also in a very safe environment,” Jeffery Smith, a spokesman for Integral Senior Living, which owns this facility in Modesto, said.

A gesture Smith hoped would touch as many people as they could, including his own 80-year-old mother, which he has been separated from, too.

“I think the one thing that we’re missing right now in this environment is that personal touch, literally, hand to hand, personal contact and I think this is something that’s going to get us as close to that as possible,” Smith said.

So when the parade came to cheer Ferguson and her friends up, let’s just say, she found the opposite of loneliness.

“It felt good, it really felt good,” Ferguson said.


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Integral Senior Living’s 7 Tennessee communities working to combat Covid-19

In the time of COVID-19, Tennessee nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long term care facilities have instituted strict lockdowns, ending visitation and implementing vetting procedures that include taking temperatures of staff or vendors before they walk through the doors.

At Integral Senior Living, which operates seven assisted living and memory care facilities in Tennessee, staff is preparing for the possibility that its nursing homes will see an influx of new patients as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more about how Integral Senior Living is handling issues related to Covid-19 in Tennessee at

Integral Senior Living Is Hiring

As our country deals with the employment loss due to COVID-19, we wanted to announce that we are looking to add to our team. We are a national company with senior living communities in 20 states and have multiple career opportunities available that may be a perfect fit for you or a friend.

Please visit our career site at to view our current openings. If you do not find an opportunity, feel free to email our recruiting team directly at or text ISL to 85000

Integral Senior Living Announces Management of New Senior Living Community

YARDLEY, PA–Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, has assumed management of Heartis Yardley, a senior living community located in Yardley, PA, currently under construction and slated to open in late fall of 2020.

“The health and well-being of our residents is at the heart of everything we do,” said Jeffery Smith, ISL’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Integral Senior Living continues to achieve excellence nationwide, and we are excited to bring ISL’s approach to personalized care as well as exceptional services and programs to the residents of Heartis Yardley.”

By joining the ISL family, Heartis Yardley residents will enjoy the state-of-the-art amenities and high-quality care that ISL provides to all of its communities. Signature programs including Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care and Elevate® dining will be added to serve residents a premier senior living experience that is expected of any community under the management of ISL.

Dallas-based health care real estate company Caddis is the owner of Heartis Yardley. With nearly 5 million square feet acquired or developed and over 1 billion in acquisitions, Caddis is a leader in health care real estate investment, development and management.

ISL headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 22 states and is ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by American Seniors Housing Association.

Integral Senior Living remembers the women who make a difference

As we move into Women’s History Month and look forward to International Women’s Day on March 8, our team at ISL is taking a moment to think about the many contributions women have made throughout history and the benefits they have brought to our lives.

It’s so important not only to honor the women who have made history, but also to recognize the women we know personally who have changed us for the better. Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by incredible women. These are mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmas, friends and colleagues who have made significant contributions to the people in their lives through hard work, dedication, determination and lots of love.

We encourage you to take the time to connect with the women around you and engage in meaningful conversations with each other. There are so many things we can learn from passing along one another’s stories and experiences.

At ISL, we believe in honoring the stories our residents have by getting to know their past and supporting them moving forward. We always encourage residents to never stop learning and exploring. Through our signature programs like Elevate® and Vibrant Life®, we do everything we can to offer new experiences.

Whether you are a resident, loved one or incredible care associate, we honor you this month.


Integral Senior Living assumes operations of 3 Heartis communities

Integral Senior Living assumed operations for three senior living communities owned by Dallas-based health care real estate company Caddis: Heartis Orland Park in Orland Park, Illinois; Heartis Brookfield in Brookfield, Wisconsin; and Heartis North Shore in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Integral will add programs including Vibrant Life, Generations Memory Care and Elevate Dining to enhance the resident experience.

Coverage of Integral Senior Living’s new communities:
Senior Housing News

Integral Senior Living, Solstice Senior Living to share president / CEO, CFO

Collette Gray has been named president and CEO, and Jennifer Ferrer has been named CFO, of senior living management services company Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living, a joint venture of Integral Senior Living and NorthStar Healthcare Income. In these positions, they will have C-suite responsibilities for both ISL and SSL.

“Bringing leadership of both ISL and SSL together allows us to streamline the services we provide for our communities and ensure both Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living are receiving exceptional management, as well as having community-specific needs and services met,” said Sue Farrow, ISL founder and owner. “Having overarching members in the C-suite allows us to continue to strengthen ISL and SSL’s relationship and optimize the overall service provided to residents.”

Read more coverage about the president / CEO and CFO below:
McKnight’s Senior Living

Seniors Housing Business

Jennifer Ferrer promoted to CFO for Integral Senior Living, Solstice Senior Living

We are excited to announce and #celebratewomensleadership – our very own Jennifer Ferrer has taken on the CFO role for Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. Congratulations, Jenn, on a well-deserved promotion. It is wonderful to have more women like you in the C-Suite in our industry! #womeninleadership #solsticeseniorliving #integralseniorliving #islsslleadership2020 #argentum

Jennifer joined our team with over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting. She has worked in accounting with a variety of companies, including Ernst & Young, Nestlé, National Hot Rod Association, and Picture Head, where she worked her way up to VP of Finance and Accounting. Her experience in multiple environments has led her to cultivate the ability to work with and manage a wide range of people, backgrounds and skill sets. She earned her B.A. degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in Asian American studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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